Cognac Educator and Modern Bartender Ms. franky marshall wants your Valentine to sip like royalty with her Raison d’Être “Reason for Being” cocktail.

The stunning cocktail is made with a cognac VS (aged for a minimum of 2 years), which gets more character with Meletti Amaro, spiced black grape syrup, and lemon juice. For the finishing touch, dehydrated grapes on a vine grace the top of the glass.

Raison d'Être — Ms. Franky Marshall, Modern Bartender

Raison d’Être — Ms. Franky Marshall, Modern Bartender

Raison d’Être  — Ms. franky marshall, Modern Bartender

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Cognac VS
  • 1/2 oz. Meletti Amaro
  • 3/4 oz. spiced black grape syrup
  • 3/4 oz. Lemon juice

Preparation: Shake all ingredients with ice and fine strain into a goblet. Garnish with dehydrated grapes on the vine.

Ms. Franky Marshall, Modern Bartender

Ms. Franky Marshall, Modern Bartender, Photo by Elliott Clark